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Building Better with Reclaimed Materials: A Customer Story

By |2020-04-03T13:22:47-04:00April 3rd, 2020|Architecture, Buildings, Construction, EcoBuilding Bargains, Home Energy Ratings, Reused Building Materials, Sustainability, Waste Diversion|

The hills are quiet and snow dusted, and a winding dirt drive leads to a home half-built into the hillside. This home, built and owned by James Moore, is sustainably designed and features many reclaimed finds from EcoBuilding Bargains, the largest reclaimed building materials store in New England. As a regular visitor to the

Reusable Replacements: Paper Products

By |2020-03-25T11:09:27-04:00March 25th, 2020|Creative reuse, Sustainability, Uncategorized, Zero Waste|

Conserve your paper products and switch to reusable replacements! Switching to reusable substitutes can help you save money, reduce waste, and save the resources needed to produce these products. Here are five quick alternatives to common household paper products: Napkins Instead of using disposable napkins at dinner time, try upcycling your old fabrics into reusable

New Milford Farms Composting Tour

By |2020-01-31T11:22:24-05:00January 31st, 2020|Composting, Food Waste, Sustainability, Uncategorized, Waste Diversion|

With approximately 40% of food being wasted in the US and our landfills rapidly reaching capacity, composting is becoming an increasingly important component of the waste management infrastructure. New Milford Farms, a composting facility located in New Milford, CT, is part of a network of composting facilities ensuring that wasted food is put to good

5 Tips for Sustainable Holiday Shopping

By |2019-12-26T11:27:24-05:00December 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Did you see the recent New York Times article about people making sustainable choices for gift giving this holiday season? A recent study has shown that people are becoming more concerned with “responsible retail,” prioritizing purchasing items that align with their values over flashy, expensive gifts. As environmental issues become increasingly prominent, more people are

Creative Reuse: Light Globe Center Pieces

By |2019-11-25T16:15:33-05:00November 25th, 2019|Creative reuse, EcoBuilding Bargains, Sustainability, Uncategorized, Waste Diversion|

Looking for a fun way to decorate for the holidays without buying decorations you know you’ll just throw away? Try this upcycling craft to convert your spare light globes into fun, light-filled centerpieces! These spare light globes were found at EcoBuilding Bargains, the largest reclaimed and surplus building material store in New England. Use your